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Chelsea are set to face Manchester City on Saturday as the Premier League action resumes.
The Blues are desperate to win the English top flight this season, however, are 10 points behind table leaders City.
Ahead of the clash head coach Thomas Tuchel was asked about Chelsea’s title chances and whether a defeat would end their chances. Chelsea boss replied:
“Maybe, who knows? So far the biggest difference in the season as far as I’m concerned is they dealt better with injuries and the Covid situation. Maybe it is lucky, maybe they do it better, but they have fewer injuries to key players, fewer days out and weeks where they miss them. They did not suffer from Covid like we did. This is a huge difference.
“We had some draws this season that were unnecessary. If you have your full squad you create a certain atmosphere for everybody that pushes everybody to the edge and you need to be on your edge and at the very highest level if you want to compete with Man City.
“They are the benchmark, the best team in England right now. This is something we have to admit realistically. We don’t think a lot in scenarios what happens if. Let’s play the game. I am always ready for a good fight but also very realistic.
“If you look back to the last games, when we have the full squad feel good and are in a good shape, we are always up for a good fight with Man City. We are always there to push them to the limit and ask some questions maybe they don’t like maybe to answer.
“But the situation is that they are very strong, very consistent, and perform on the absolute highest level so this is it. So this is it.”
Source – football.london